Renault Duster Expert Review

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Introduction

Pros
  • Competitively priced: The 2019 Renault Duster is cheaper than some subcompact SUVs.
  • Multiple powertrain options: Apart from a standard manual, the Duster gets CVT with petrol and AMT with diesel.
  • Those looking for go-anywhere capability also get AWD option with the diesel.
Cons
  • Interior looks and feels basic: Still no sunroof, passive keyless entry system or connected technologies.
  • Basic safety kit: Smaller Renault Triber packs up to four airbags unlike the Duster.
  • Limited automatic variants: AT only sold with the respective petrol & diesel top variants.

Stand Out Features

  • Decent 475 litres of boot space (except AWD).

    Decent 475 litres of boot space (except AWD).

  • AWD hardware: Only monocoque subcompact and compact SUV with go-anywhere capability.

    AWD hardware: Only monocoque subcompact and compact SUV with go-anywhere capability.

  • Healthy ground clearance: The FWD SUV rides 205mm off the ground, while the AWD version offers a massive 210mm of ground clearance.

    Healthy ground clearance: The FWD SUV rides 205mm off the ground, while the AWD version offers a massive 210mm of ground clearance.

CarDekho Verdict

The 2019 Renault Duster gets small updates to keep it relevant though its rivals are ahead in terms of safety and creature comforts. A competitive price tag and an AWD system are its biggest draws.

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